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    Re: Rubner A style tuners?

    I would pay close attention to Mr. Harris’ post comment about requesting “no glue” if special ordering. I broke off a screw on an F5 set I was trying to repair and another set I sold in new...
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    Bentwood Singer Case Repair NMC

    I have a Singer sewing machine thatís been in the family since 1938. I rewired/cleaned it for an EBay sale then found out that my daughter-in-law would like to have it . Want to keep it in the...
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    Bentwood Singer Case Repair NMC

    I have a Singer sewing machine thatís been in the family since 1938. I rewired/cleaned it for an EBay sale then found out that my daughter-in-law would like to have it . Want to keep it in the...
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    Re: CNC plate carving service

    That’s starting to look like a pretty good idea…thanks.
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    Re: CNC plate carving service

    Thanks. I don't, but I see STEP & STL 3D file formats can be purchased at https://genone-luthier-supply.com/collections/3d-cnc-files/products/f5-lloyd-loar-style-mandolin-3d-cnc-files. Supposed to be...
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    CNC plate carving service

    Anyone know of an alternative carving service I can use while Smith Creek moves their shop over the rest of the year?
    Thanks!
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    Lacquer cracking at neck heel

    I built this mandolin just over a year ago. The (local) buyer sent me this photo showing lacquer cracking at the neck heel/back button joint on 2/1. He said no issues with playability. He dropped...
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    Re: Fret Wire Questions

    Check out Dragon Plate. Last time I ordered five 0.125,0.500,24” for $7 ea. Plus &11 shipping.
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    Re: Bug spray Lacquer repair

    Just an update on the results of my repair attempt. After using 400grit through 12000 micro mesh + buffing & polishing on my Deet sprayed test board, I repeated that method on the peg head. I...
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    Re: Bug spray Lacquer repair

    Who knows, maybe DEET works as well as well as cellosolve...just can’t apply with a pump spray bottle!
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    Re: Bug spray Lacquer repair

    Thanks for all the suggestions. Have not used Novus 2, but have Meguires 10 polish and 17 cleaner and Menzerna W58 solid compound, plus micro mesh pads.

    The owner did use a damp paper towel to...
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    Bug spray Lacquer repair

    187445187446Iíve been asked to repair (reduce the appearance of) the damage from bug spray on a Gibson Sam Bush model. The areas affected are peg head and top scroll. I think the the peg head can...
  13. Re: Advice needed on K&K mandolin twin pickup install

    Ahhhh...I finally understand:). Thank you! I ordered the STewMac reamer.
  14. Re: Advice needed on K&K mandolin twin pickup install

    Thanks, the end dia. of the Jack is stepped down to 3/8”, which will fit through the TP hole, but the length of that section is not enough to make it through the thicker James TP and still allow the...
  15. Re: Advice needed on K&K mandolin twin pickup install

    Sorry , meant output jack, not pickup. Thanks!
  16. Advice needed on K&K mandolin twin pickup install

    Hoping for some suggestions on how to best install a K&K mandolin twin pickup into a new build. I plan to do the install after the finish is sprayed, so will be starting with a 1/4Ē hole drilled in...
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    Re: Fret Files and Other luthier tools?

    For a fret tang nipper I recommend the tool below...$10 vs $55 StewMac tool. Sold as an electronics tool.


    Nickel Plated Nibbling Tool
    Brand Parts-Express.com part Number360-022
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    Re: DePaule Nouveau inlay advice

    Thanks to all for the input. I printed out the DePaule images at ďactual sizeĒ and overlayed them on my peg head and fingerboard templates. Am waiting for Sam at DePaule to confirm actual dimensions....
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    DePaule Nouveau inlay advice

    Anyone installed these inlays? A customer has requested these on an F5 peg head and fingerboard. Canít figure out from the photos how they will work with a bound Peg Head and FB. Does the inlay...
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    Re: First pickguard Attempt

    Looks very nice Joey. I really like the way some areas are transparent. Good job!
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    Re: A Question to the community

    Harpkit.com
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    Re: Getting the Gallatin look

    Charlie,
    One other piece of advice is that when you think you’ve added enough dye, you haven’t. Once the first sealer/finish coats are sprayed the colors brighten greatly. This mandolin looked...
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    Re: Which bridge should I get?

    Bill James bridges can be found at axinc.net. Equivalent to CA bridges IMHO. Shipping is rather steep for one bridge...
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    Re: Getting the Gallatin look

    This is a new build, so no old finish to worry about. As long as you’ve got the clear coats off a little dye left shouldn’t matter since you’re re-dying dark.
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    Re: Getting the Gallatin look

    Just finished an attempt at Gallatin faded leather yesterday. Not sure how close I got as I had only internet photos to guide me. Used Transtint med. brown dye in alcohol(started with recommended...
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